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Ted Corbett, Joanne King

The Wisden Book of Test Captains (1991) - SIGNED!

The Wisden Book of Test Captains (1991) - SIGNED!

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This comprehensive survey of Test captains, exhaustively researched and compiled by two of the game's most respected journalists, is the first of its kind to cover all  international teams since Test cricket began

And although sports writers, statisticians and cricket lovers will find this book an invaluable work of reference, The Wisden Book of Test Captains is no mere collection of scores, dates and venues.

The authors have fleshed out the bare facts with honest and revealing micro- biographies of each captain, in which the player's character and achievements are  assessed in the light of both contemporary cricket and the history of Test captaincy.

Through their chronological approach, Corbett and King also provide an historical outline of the game at the highest level, highlighting such events as the demise of the amateur captain, the rise of India and Pakistan as forces in Test cricket and the isolation, from the five-day game, of South Africa.

Whether you want to know who won the toss in the first England v West Indies Test of 1928, or are interested in Richie Benaud's highest Test score as captain; or if you enjoy reading about the captain who could throw a ball 100 yards while standing in a tub or  the 'keeper-skipper who protected his hands with pieces of steak, The Wisden Book of Test Captains is the book to which you will turn.

Ted Corbett is an established cricket journalist, and Joanne King is a freelance scorer and statistician.

A real treat for the Wisden-obsessed, this is a fantastic keepsake in amazing condition!

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